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Blog views – 2/14/07

Blog views – 2/14/07

City press release on shortfall

City press release on shortfall

The Communication Services Tax is a tax on services such as any voice, data, audio, video or other information or signals, including cable services transmitted by any medium.  The communication vendor remits to the State of Florida Department of Revenue on a monthly basis a tax return, which [...]

Andrews splits with partner

The Birmingham News reports today Dr. Jim Andrews - the Andrews of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze - has split with his partner. "Orthopedic surgeons Jim Andrews and Larry Lemak are parting ways after more than 20 years together in the world-renowned sports medicine practice they founded, [...]

Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit

Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit

Listen to these guys - old school funk, Southern Rock, jazz www.myspace.com/aruofficial

Benefit for John Collins

Benefit for John Collins

John Collins is a 32-year-old father and husband. John is a local small business owner with no health insurance who has been diagnosed with a Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor. This diagnosis has been devastating to all who know him. He has undergone two separate brain surgeries to [...]

Daily starts diversity blog

Daily starts diversity blog

Under fire for the more bigoted opinions posted readers to its web site, the daily newspaper has launched a new diversity blog - "Different Voices" - in hopes of giving more diverse ideas a forum in the paper. The main bloggers will be students from the UWF International Studies. Hope it works [...]

Escambia County – Landfill Capitol

Escambia County – Landfill Capitol

Private landfills have become the bane of the Escambia County. Since 2005, Escambia County and Florida DEP have tried to deal with the Saufley Landfill. Last week Operation Brownsville netted the arrest of the owner of another smoldering landfill - Ambush Land Clearing Debris land. Neighbors [...]

County planning and zoning seeks to stretch power

Expect more delays in construction and development in Escambia County if this policy change is allowed to be enacted: --Email-- TO: All Engineers FROM: Frank Breaux, Chief Short Rang Planning Director, Planning and Zoning DATE: February 8, 2007 RE: Submittal Procedures for As-Built [...]

City has budget shortfall – $5 million

City has budget shortfall – $5 million

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM SAM HALL: All: I received a phone call today from Tom Bonfield. The City is expecting a $5.4 million shortfall this year. Council will meet on Monday, February 26, 2007 to discuss options. The date was set earlier when the shortfall was expected to be $1.8 [...]

Brownsville is tough to clean up

Brownsville is tough to clean up

Operation Brownsville isn't the first attempt by Sheriff Ron McNesby to clean up that area. However, it may be the most intensive. (You will need a West Florida Regional Library card to check out the links) After McNesby took office in 2001 he tried to clean up Brownsville March 2001: 23 [...]

State property tax solutions have problems

State property tax solutions have problems

Gov. Crist's idea of doubling homestead exemptions has a heavy price tag for local governments - $608.6 BILLION.  He has already backtracked some and said that it won't apply to education budgets, but Crist is overlooking the impact on police, fire and health services that all depend on property [...]

Blog Views – 2/12/07

Blog Views – 2/12/07

Brownsville case for Annexation

Brownsville case for Annexation

If Brownsville was inside the city limits of Pensacola, would it have been allowed to deteriorate to level it was before Operation Brownsville? No, the Pensacola Police Department, the City's code enforcement and neighborhoods departments would have been fighting to improve that area on a daily [...]

Operation Beat David Morgan?

Operation Beat David Morgan?

I've been hearing and reading on the PNJ website that the real impetus for Sheriff Ron McNesby's 30-day effort to clean up Brownsville was a BLAB program by 2008 Escambia Co. Sheriff candidate David Morgan. Found this copy of the show on Morgan's campaign web site (David Morgan for Sheriff 2008 [...]

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